Published June 25, 2020

Pregnancies of the Mind

Pregnancies of the Mind           

- an adaptation of Pitika Ntuli’s poem of the same name.

I  am Afrika

Glorious and full

With endless possibilities

I  AM  Afrika

Giant  flapping wings/ears 

Propelling the wind


We, the Minkisi of hope, of endurance,

Of flowing rivers of our lands

I am A - fu- riiiiiii-ka

Rising to receive baptismals of life,

From horns of animals

Roaming free as the wind


Poached for centuries…

Our bodies walk free now

Our minds seek release from under the master’s knee

We shall give birth under a bridge…

Our sinuous muscles contorting

As torrential rains … fall

Sibongile Khumalo's Profile

Sibongile Khumalo is one of South Africa’s most celebrated singers. She has music degrees from the universities of Wits and Zululand and has received honorary doctorates from Rhodes University, the University of Zululand and the University of South Africa (UNISA). Sibongile has received numerous awards including the Order of Ikhamanga in Silver which is one of the highest recognitions awarded by South Africa for contribution to arts and culture. She is an ardent proponent of arts education and enjoys passing her experience and skills to the younger generation.

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